Film Screening: Inxeba (The Wound)

Event date
28 April 2018
Event time
Oxford week
Phoenix Picturehouse Oxford
Prof Jonny Steinberg, Margie Orford, John Trengove & Mbalenhle Matandela

Inxeba (The Wound) is a film directed by John Trengove. The film depicts the story of The film depicts the story of Xolani (played by Nakhane Touré, an openly gay musician) and Kwanda, that unfolds in the mountains of the Eastern Cape. Xolani is assigned to guide Kwanda through an ancient Xhosa initiation ritual for boys. As he navigates these rituals, he encounters his own queer identity, whilst discovering Xolani’s relationship with Vija, his fellow guide. The film explores the tensions at the nexus of masculinity, sexuality and tradition.

The film will be screened at the Phoenix Picturehouse on 28 April 2018, at 3PM. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion chaired by Prof Jonny Steinberg (African Studies department), in conversation with Margie Orford (Former Chair of PEN South Africa), Mbalenhle Matandela (MSc in African Studies candidate), Tebello Qhotsokoane (a Research and Policy officer on the Commission for Pathways to Prosperity), and John Trengove (Director of the film).

The discussion is jointly organised by the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, the Oxford University Africa Society and the University's African Studies Centre.

You can buy tickets for the screening via the Picturehouse website.

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Human Rights Law